Swap-bot Time: June 23, 2024 7:51 pm


Date Joined: September 25, 2022
Last Online: June 21, 2024
Birthday: November 3, 1975
Country: United States
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6/21/24 - I am so excited! One week from my big cruise!! I have stopped my mail as of June 26th so I will not be getting mail after that. I will rate what I have received up till then. We return on July 9th, with me getting mail on the 10th. As usual I wish everyone a happy swapping time.

5/29/24 - I am exactly 1 month out from going on our big 20th Anniversary cruise!! I have not been doing much swapping since I've been dealing with Joel's graduation from high school and getting ready for cruise - our ship is the Carnival Vista - and I can't wait!! So much to do before we go though so I won't be swapping at all till after the cruise. If I am missing any swaps, I will be notifying you this week. I know there are a few that I have let slide thinking I would get them later than never, but more than a month has gone by. And I am rating as they come in too, so not behind on that, just so you know. So if you have not been rated, I have not received your swap. Hope everyone has a nice start of the summer!! Happy Swapping!!!!

4/2/24 - Today marks 1week after Joel's emergency surgery to remove his appendix. He is healing well and resting comfortably. He is upset that he can't go skateboard yet, but he will live. Thank GOD!! It could have gotten bad very quickly.

And, we just got the estimate for the necessary repairs on husband's car. Tomorrow will be 1week since attempted theft of car occurred. $1870!! Our deductible is $1000 so my swap budget will be affected for a little while. Just means I can not participate as much as I would like, but I will still be around.

2/04/24 - I am current with everything right now including rating and sending. I wound up sending 1 swap, a postcard swap, out late by 24hrs and I am sorry for that. It cost me the opportunity to join a very nice monthly swap that sounded like a lot of fun. One of her pre-requisites was not being late on any current swaps, and she was pairing up her swap the day after my postcard swap was due, so she banned me, rightfully so. There are always consequences to your actions!! But I do feel some lee - weigh is earned sometimes. I mean, life just got in the way!! With dealing with my mom's cancer stuff and my houseful of boys, I had too much life at one time. I really enjoy swapping and hope to never be late again, but to say with certainty, I can't. Call me a realist if you want, but it's the truth. I can't predict the future and tell you that life won't get in the way again! But, what I can tell you is that I will try harder for it not to happen again. You have my word!!

1/11/24 - I just got home from my mom's house on Sunday. (Today is Thursday) Sad news though, and this is part of why I stayed longer. She had an apt with her dr on the 4th and was told that she has lung cancer. We don't know all the particulars as of yet. She is due to see the pulmonologist on the 17th and the surgeon on the 27. As you can imagine, this was not the news we were hoping to get and it has taken our breath away. I am coming home to a house that has not had a woman's touch in a month and it is going to take me a bit to get it back on track. I have a stack of about 40 envelopes to go through from swapping. Please give me time to do this. I am not even going to try before this weekend. I promise I will rate when I open up your envelope. Since I am going to rate one at a time and in no particular order, its gonna take me a minute. I appreciate the patience ahead of time. Happy New Year everyone!!

First off: please message me if a swap you are waiting for has not arrived! the postal service is doing their best, but I'm still seeing quite a few delays and undelivered mail. I am happy to send out new stuff/replacements ASAP, as long as you let me know!

47yrs old Christian woman, married to the man of her dreams (literally met on a blind date), and the mother of 2 wonderful sons, ages 23 and 18. Only have the 18yr old left at home, but that is enough. He just got his drivers license, ugh!! We have 3 dogs - Mr. Poe who is a 7yr old chiweenie. Katie who is an 9yr old chihuahua terroir mix. And last but not least, our gentle giant, Dobbie (named after the house elf on Harry Potter) who is a 20yr old wire haired terroir mix. I'm a stay at home mom, but that doesn't mean I stay at home! LOL! I volunteer at my local church every Tuesday for the food pantry ministry. I am also the Programs Manager for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health). I coordinate and lead support groups, education classes, set up informational tables at local events (to help spread the word about mental health awareness), and many other duties. Between these two projects, my personal health appts, and keeping up with the house - I am one busy momma!! I live for the call of the weekend when I do most of my crafting and swapping.

Favorite Music

I thoroughly enjoy country and christain music. I can tolerate most anything else except opera and classical. My youngest listens to rap and that gets a little rough to handle sometimes, especially with the language and all. That's when I tell him to put the ear buds in!! Favorite country artists would have to be Garth Brooks and Reba for older stuff and Jelly Roll and Luke Bryant for newer stuff on the country music side. No favorites in the christain music arena as I like it all really. Well, gospel and hymns can be tough to follow, but still like them just not as much as contemporary.

Favorite Books

love murder mysteries, especially those with a medical or legal theme to them. Really like the kind that you start and can't put down until you know "who done it"!! Fast readers work well with my short attention span. I don't have a favorite author as I will read anyone. Some author's I have read in the past are Iris Johannson and Tess Gerritson. Also love James Patterson's legal thrillers! He has some page turners.
If you are looking for a good book to read, I just got done reading the following two. Fast paced, page turners they were!! Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline - about a couple who conceive a child using a sperm donor only to find out that he may have been a serial killer. They now need to find out for sure, but who to turn too?? Then.... Catch Me by Lisa Gardner - about a single woman who thinks she is going to be murdered on January 21st of the new year. Which happens to be the anniversary of the murders of her best friends. She gets a homicide detective involved in trying to solve her murder before it happens!! I read this one in a week!! Currently reading The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay. A little different than what I am used to reading, but I like it. Hard to explain, you will just have to look it up for yourself. If you like psychological thrillers, than it will be right up your ally.

Favorite Television

NCIS, CSI: Vegas, Law and Order (any of them), Bull and 911 are all great choices for me. I also watch the Chicago series on NBC, but not as faithfully as those listed previously. Just started watching the new Quantum Leap. I love it!!!! Star Trek and Dr. Who are always great Sci Fi choices. Crime Drama shows are a great bet too! Shows like Forensic Files, 48 Hours, 20/20, and Dateline are awesome. Anything on Investigation Discovery Channel.

Favorite Crafts

I currently am into papercrafting. Mostly ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) and greeting cards. I have been making ATC's since 2018 and trade them all over the world on Facebook. I make greeting cards with a group of lady friends. We get together twice a month at someone's house. (a Stampin' Up demonstrator). That is the only time I make greeting cards as I only work on ATC's at home. I have a feeling that is going to change as I sign up for swaps, but I'm ok with that. I have my own craft room, which I love. I still overflow into the living room by a lot!! LOL!! I have an extensive acrylic and rubber stamp collection. Almost a bookcase full of bins and binders full of stamp sets. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect stamp set because I can only use stamp images that fit into a 2.5" x 3.5" space (the size of the ATC). I also have an extensive collection of dies for my Sizzix Tim Holtz Vagabond electric die cutting machine. I also us a Brother Scan N Cut machine which I use to cut out my stamped images quickly. You could also say I collect stationary items such as note paper, postage stamps, and pens. Kinda goes along with the papercrafting I guess?

Favorite Foods

love Taco Bell, any mexican food in general really. I used to get the tostada, but they don't have it on their menu anymore. Was just there the other day and they have brought back the Mexican Pizza, which is close so I'm happy. Favorite drink would be Mountain Dew Baja Blast Zero. Mountain Dew Code Red and Venom are awesome choices too! Ok, I see a theme here. Let's just say any Mountain Dew flavor will do. LOL! Favorite sweet would have to be chocolate of course. I mean, what girl doesn't love chocolate? Skittles, Starbursts, jelly beans (any kind) and Sour Patch Kids (any flavor) are great second choices. Favorite teas include cinnamon and chai, but like fruity and mint too. I do not like Earl Grey tea or Breakfast tea.

Favorite Past Times

curling up in my lazy boy chair and reading a good book is always fun. I can get lost for hours this way!!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Q4ROUSJX7CTH?ref=wlshare/ (Amazon Wishlist)

Postcard Likes and Dislikes

Postcard Likes: Harry Potter, Disney, Coca-Cola, weird in some way (ex - 3D, odd shape), oversized, cows, cats and dogs, any animal really except those in dislikes, ocean and related (beach, shells, lighthouses, etc.), floral, poetry and quotes, recipes (food and drinks), fairies and fairy tale related, holiday related, inspirational, map cards, greetings from...., cruise ship cards (going on first cruise 6/29/24), holiday (any)

Postcard Dislikes: advertising, bugs and insects, snakes, anime, coloring, homemade (unless swap calls for it), gothic or dark themed, day of the dead, a card where there is so much info on the back that I can hardly write a message

Misc. Likes/ Dislikes

Misc. Likes: Purple, blue and teal, hot pink are my favorite colors. Stationary, post cards, ATC's, lace and trimmings, buttons, charms and other small embellishments, writing pens of any color (really enjoy gel pens), tea (really like chai, plz no Earl Grey or Breakfast), religious items are welcome, journals and notebooks, pins of all sorts (the kind that go on a backpack, youngest collects them), stickers (especially the 3D ones), ribbon, murder mysteries, cows (black and white preferred) , cats and dogs (really any animal, NO bugs or insects, NO snakes), wallpaper samples, printed paper (small prints for my ATC's), Steampunk items, Disney items.

An extra list of things you can send me that I’ll love -Alice in Wonderland stuff -bath and body stuff -journals -purple things - washi tape -stickers -handmade things -pretty cards/envelopes (handmade are welcome) -post cards -inspirational items -art -ephemera -acrylic and rubber stamps -pretty postage stamps (used or new) -note/writing paper -mail art - seahorses - bee items- letter sets, mug rugs, murder mystery book

Misc. Dislikes: playing cards, hot chocolate, used postage stamps unless pretty, fabric scraps, unlined stationery, reward stickers, goth items, ATC backs, foam stickers, stuffed animals/creatures (only on here b/c I got one once, smh)

Wish list: stickers or labels with the swapbot envelope guy Ernie on it. I can't make them myself and can't find where to buy them, so I thought I would wish for them. :)


(copied from someone else's profile, but it put my words down exactly the way I feel) just an FYI... I truly enjoy the art of swapping. I always take the time to read my partners profile and see what I can create for them & what kind of goodies they like. Even when it’s “sender’s choice “. I always try to tailor my swaps to my partner as best I can. I want my partner to be really happy when they open my mail 🙌🏼🥳 I put a lot of time and effort into my swaps. I prefer quality & thoughtfulness over quantity 🙌🏼 thanks in advance :-)

I mark swaps sent AFTER I officially drop swap off at my post office.

I RATE my partner as soon as I have received their swap. I would appreciate the same. If you do not rate me, I don't know you received your swap.

I am very proud of my 5 rating!! I won't do anything on purpose to mess that up. So, Please contact me if you have not received your end. I usually send out my end of the swap prior to the due date. I will resend if necessary, but give it more than 2 weeks to get to you. My mail goes down to Jacksonville, FL before going anywhere else. I know, messed up system. But it its what we have to work with so please be patient.

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Last updated June 21st, 2024


Eulegirl rated for Tea Happy Mail - March - USA on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the yummy teas. They made it past the postmaster with no problems
Response: I'm so glad you got the teas! Hope you enjoy them. Happy swapping!!
Eulegirl rated for Easter Greetings on Jun 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and postcard
Response: You are more than welcome and thank you for the heart. Happy swapping.
matt319 rated for March 2024 Postcard Swap USA Only on May 31, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much!!
Response: You are more than welcome! Happy swapping!!
nicolebrooke23 rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 27, 2024
Comment: thank you :)
Response: you are more than welcome! have a great day and happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Have a great week. Happy swapping.
Response: you are more than welcome! have a wonderful day yourself.
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, I actually like these! Especially the galaxy one!
Response: well, I'm glad they found a new home with you. Thanks for the heart!
SpringShire rated for 💖Tea & Stickers in April💖 on May 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: hope you liked everything! You're welcome :)
Dan rated for Big Envelope Full of Happiness #2 on May 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for this big envelope of happiness. I really appreciate the communication on your side when we thought it was lost. The postal system was just taking its time handling so many goodies!
Response: So glad it made it to you! The resend should be there soon as well. Consider it a bonus prize! Enjoy your new goodies.
quaisoir rated for Ugly PC Swap #81 on May 8, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I hope all is well with your son's school results. 😊
Response: My son just graduated on the 21st May!! He pulled through. Thank you for the well wishes. glad u liked the postcard!
denisedecker58 rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on May 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: you're welcome!! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Wow, such a wonderful variety of interesting tapes, and so generous! Thank you so much!
Response: you are more than welcome! glad to hear you liked everything.
Stampalia rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 26, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Land of Little Horses postcard. Happy spring!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! It was a cute card!
GramMonster rated for 💖Tea & Stickers in April💖 on Apr 25, 2024
Comment: I love the sunflower stickers! I can't wait to try the peppermint orange tea!
Response: so glad you liked everything!!
VAgardengirlgirl rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 23, 2024
Comment: Scrapbooking weekend - I used to do those! So fun!! Thank you for the postcard of Greece. It’s lovely!
Response: Yes, I had a great time! I'm glad you liked the post card of Greece. I thought it was a nice one to send and this was the swap to do it in. LOL! I love the swaps where anything goes, because you never know what you will get. Always get some good ones! This time is no different. happy swapping!
Gamanana0022 rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 22, 2024
Comment: Thankyou for the card:)
Response: you are welcome. happy swapping!
inventacharm rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the map postcard Patricia. Our weather in SoCal has been nice :D
Response: I'm glad your weather is nice. we had another day in the 70's and 80's today. love these cooler days as we tend to get pretty hot here in Savannah, GA. happy swapping!!
KoalaMuffin rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 22, 2024
Comment: The weather keeps having its ups and downs, but it is spring!
Response: I love spring weather. less bugs too. happy swapping!!
luffyzoro rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you.
Response: you're welcome!
Cocpufffs rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 22, 2024
Comment: Today it's in the 60s, so we've been warming up. Thank you.
Response: I love when the weather is in the 60's and 70's. So enjoyable and very few bugs. Hope you continue to warm up. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I love the cookbooks and other items. Have a great Sunday.
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. It was nice to send to you again. Happy swapping.

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chimerix on May 24, 2024:

Thank you for the large envelope of Happy Mail. Such wonderful items to use in my crafting! I especially like the feathers, rainbows, and bingo cards. Aloha!

Swan on Apr 30, 2024:

Thank you for the birthday postcard (LSRUs April wishlist)

LadyJo on Apr 27, 2024:

Thank you for sharing about the college in town with the stickers! Thanks for sending wishes for April LSRUS!

simcoe54 on Apr 7, 2024:

LSRUS - March Wishes -- Thanks so much for the unmarked stamps and pokemon package. Thanks for thinking of me.

heliogal on Apr 3, 2024:

Oh my goodness Patricia!! Thank you so much for the lovely face masks!! Can't wait for some relaxation! You are so kind to think of me and send me such a wonderful package from the LSRUS March Wish list! You really made my day!!

Mimi7 on Mar 25, 2024:

RAK Thanks for all the wonderful goodies

ambhi2024 on Mar 7, 2024:

Thank YOU for the 💖Tea & Stickers 💖. I absolutely love how you packaged everything and love all of the stickers. I've never tried the teas before, so I am really looking forward in trying them!

AJ73 on Jan 30, 2024:

Wow? Thank you, Patricia for your January RAK #2 - 2 ounce envelope of mishmosh * randomness. I had so much fun looking at everything and am looking forward to using in my crafting. Lots of special pieces of mishmosh in this envi will go into my Journals. Hugs 💜❤️❤️💜💜❤️

Highlander18 on Jan 28, 2024:

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Thank you very much for Jan. RAK #1 2oz envelope of mishmosh randomness - so much fun in one envie!!

BusyB on Dec 19, 2023:

Thank you for all the wonderful stocking stuffers you sent to me this year! All the cooking utensils are adorable and so useful! I didn't sign up for many of these swaps in 2023 because just LIFE... I enjoyed opening gifts this week from you for WIYM January and February. Thanks again and happy holidays! ❤️ p.s. I'm saving the cute wrapping paper to make ephemera for my junk journal!

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